Our own Monthly Comedy Shows in Hartford, CT

Sea Tea Improv at
City Steam Brewery!

Sea Tea Improv’s
Longform Comedy

Sea Tea Improv at
HartBeat Ensemble’s
Carriage House Theater!

One Sunday per month One Friday per month One weekend per month
Our shortform improv show!

Similar to “Whose Line is it Anyway?”, we take tons of suggestions from the audience and use them (and a few audience volunteers here and there) in a variety of scenes, songs, and competitive games made up right on the spot!

Come see the show and have dinner, drinks & dessert while you watch — City Steam brews their own beers right on the premises.

This is our first and longest-running show — we’ve performed over 50 monthly shows at City Steam since 2009.

Our longform improv show!

We bring the big-city style improv of New York, Chicago, Boston & LA to life in Hartford!

We’ll take a single suggestion of a word, phrase, or title, get inspired by improvised stories from celebrity guests, or interview audience members to create a 25-40 minute improvised comedy with different scenes, themes & characters!

The showcase features Sea Tea Improv’s show AND other performances by invited groups & mixed improvisers from all over, for a big fun festival-style show!

In this newest addition to our monthly shows, we put on special one-time or experimental comedy shows that may not even be improv!

We’ve done improvised musicals, a special show for kids & families, a sketch comedy show with live music similar to SNL, a show where the improv groups swapped members, and a show with new one-off groups that were no bigger than 3 members each!

These shows are where we do something truly unique — don’t miss a once in a lifetime opportunity!

FREE! $10 Prices vary
(usually around $10)
Call City Steam at
(860) 525-1600
to make your reservation.
Get your tickets online
or at the door.
Our improv students get in free.
Available at either
Sea Tea Improv tickets,
HartBeat tickets, or at the door.
City Steam Brewery’s
Brew Ha-Ha Comedy Club

942 Main St.
Hartford, CT (map)
The Studio at Billings Forge
(right next to Firebox)
563 Broad St.
Hartford, CT (map)
HartBeat Ensemble’s
Carriage House Theater

360 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, CT (map)

Complete Public Show & Event Listings

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Fri 4th May
8:00 PM
9:30 PM
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CT Comedy Cage Match vs. Horse Lincoln - FINAL ROUND!
Sea Tea Improv competes for the championship vs. UConn's Horse Lincoln! We've won all 5 rounds of the 2011-2012 CT Comedy Cage Match series so far, and on Friday, May 4th, we'll be battling for the top spot! The winner is decided by YOUR VOTES, so please come out to the show and support us!

Heading into its third season at Playhouse on Park, the CT Cage Match Series wraps up at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT. Two teams compete, the audience chooses the winner! The winning improv team of this last match is the champ!

$10, general admission, BYOB
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Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, CT
Sun 13th May
7:00 PM
9:30 PM
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Mother's Day Improv Show at City Steam
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City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT
Fri 18th May
7:30 PM
9:30 PM
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Sea Tea Improv's Longform Comedy Showcase feat. Parachute
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The Studio at Billings Forge, 539 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Thu 31st May
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
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On the Radio: SpotLight with Virginia Wolf
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WMRD - 1150AM
Fri 8th Jun
8:00 PM
10:00 PM
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Improv Open Mic *AND* Mixer!

On Friday, June 8th at 8PM at the Hole in the Wall Theater, Sea Tea Improv will host an Improv Open Mic *AND* Improv Mixer!

$5 | BYOB
All proceeds go to support the Hole in the Wall, a community theater.

-- What the heck is this thing? --
This is a chance for anyone to come watch & participate in improv comedy in two fun ways!

- Improv Open Mic -
We're encouraging established improv groups to come sign up for 5 to 15 minute slots to perform short form games or short longforms! Try something experimental! Play your favorite games! Form a one-off group for the night! Get some work in with your team in front of an audience!

- Improv Mixer -
In between the open mic slots, we'll be doing mixed improv scenes just like the ones at VLAD the IMPROV-er's Connecticut Improv Mixers! Put your name on the list, and you'll be randomly paired with another improvisor of a complementary level to do a short improv scene! Whether you come alone or with a group for the open mic, you can put your name in for mixer scenes!

- Can I just watch? -
Well, yeah, sure... you can just watch. But we definitely encourage you to try it out! Even if you've never done improv before, we can pair you with an expert who will bend over backwards to make you look good. Sea Tea Improv and the CT improv community is a very supportive environment, and we all know that no one's perfect, and no one's good all the time.

Let us know if you have any questions!
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Hole in the Wall Theater, New Britain, CT
Sat 9th Jun
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
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Sea Tea Improv at Tom Sawyer Day
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The Mark Twain House and Museum, Hartford, CT
Sat 16th Jun
11:00 PM
11:59 PM
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Sea Tea Improv at the Providence Improv Festival!
See the full schedule for the Providence Improv Festival (P!F):

The website for the venue:
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Roots Cultural Center, 276 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
Sun 17th Jun
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
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Father's Day Show at City Steam
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City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT
Fri 22nd Jun
7:30 PM
9:30 PM
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Sea Tea Improv's Longform Comedy Showcase feat. Home Brew
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The Studio at Billings Forge, 539 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Sat 23rd Jun
9:45 PM
10:30 PM
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East Hartford Relay for Life
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Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT

Public Performances:

In addition to the monthly events listed above, we also perform at other public events around CT and in festivals all over the east coast. See our list of upcoming events on Facebook.

Private Performances:

Our team of professional improvisers can customize a show of just about any length & theme to entertain your guests through made-up on-the-spot stories, characters, & games entirely based on audience suggestions.  We’ve performed for fundraisers, birthday parties, graduation parties, opening ceremonies, holidays, and more.  Contact us for options, rates, and references.

Corporate Entertainment:

Whether you’re entertaining employees or customers, our team of professional improvisers will customize a show of just about any length and theme to entertain your audience using their own suggestions.  We’ve performed for insurance companies, law firms, financial companies, non-profits, and more.  Contact us for options, rates, and references.

Some of the Improv Groups, Bands, and other acts we’ve performed with:

UCB TourCo, The Brothers Hines, Pam Victor, Sasha Goldberg, Will Luera, Colin McEnroe, Scrambled Legs, Nobody’s Token, Autumn & Summar Spring into Winter, Horse Lincoln, Spoiled Space Monkeys, Renee DiNino, Pompadour, Mendoza, Tick Tick BOOM, The Great Make Believe Society, BenTopher, String Theorie, The Sticks Improv, Home Brew, The Awkward Handshakes, Franklin’s Peaches, Fake Fake Monkey, The Men in Black Barbershop Quartet, The Moveable Joints, Moebius, The Purple Crayon of Yale, Dukakis, Hickory, Pizza Supremacist, Anastos, Gadabout, Free Lunch, Standish Arms

Some of the Places We’ve Performed:


The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Hartford Stage, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, UCB East, The HartBeat Ensemble’s Carriage House Theatre, Hartford Children’s Theatre, The Hole in the Wall Theater, Lucid Stage, Perishable Theater, Playhouse on Park, Trinity on Main, Oddfellows Playhouse. Charter Oak Cultural Center, Buttonwood Tree, Spotlight Cinemas

Companies and Organizations:

LEGO Systems, Accenture, ESPN, Greater Hartford Arts Council, The Phoenix, Public Allies, Toastmasters, United Healthcare, United Way, Hartford Marathon Foundation, Connecticut Humanities

Comedy Clubs, Bars, and Cafes:

City Steam Brewery Cafe’s Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club, Hartford Funny Bone, Joker’s Wild Comedy Club, City Steam Brewery & Cafe’s Richardson Room, La Paloma Sabanera, Cloud 9 Lounge, Jitters Coffeehouse, The Speakeasy at Local 121, Zen Bar, Barley Vine, Esca Wine Bar

Schools, Museums, Heritage, and Community Venues:

Bulkeley High School, Butler McCook House, The Buttonwood Tree, Central Baptist Church, Hartford City Hall, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, ConnectiCon, Connecticut Science Center, CT Business Expo, Hartford Law and Government High School, Holyoke Public Library, Lyceum Resource & Conference Center, The Mark Twain House & Museum, Middletown Elk’s Club, PSC Partners Conference, Odyssey of the Mind, The Studio at Billings Forge, The University of Connecticut’s Student Union Theater, Wadsworth Atheneum, Goodwin College

Media Studios:


Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT 06103 | (860) 578-4TEA
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